The Season of Giving

Dec 10, 2018
The season of giving has arrived. Here are 5 creative ways you can support the Land Trust during this busy time of year.


November and December are traditionally considered the season of giving--a time of year to give back to the communities you cherish. There are many ways to give back, including volunteering your time, donating goods, or making a cash contribution. Regardless of how you do it, we hope you will give back and that you'll include the Land Trust in your giving. Here are 5 creative ways you can support the Land Trust this giving season:

  1. Create a Fundraiser on Facebook for the Land Trust: Facebook makes it easy for you to raise money in support of the Deschutes Land Trust! Click the Create tab at the top of the page, select Nonprofit, choose who you would like to support (we're listed as Deschutes Basin Land Trust), and how much you'd like to raise. Then share with friends on Facebook! People can donate to your fundraiser in just a few clicks without leaving Facebook. It's that easy!

  2. IRA Charitable Giving: If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift from your IRA without counting those gifts as part of your adjusted gross income. Charitable contributions can be made, up to a maximum of $100,000, from eligible retirement accounts including traditional Individual Retirement Accounts and Roth IRAs. Learn more about IRA charitable giving.

  3. AmazonSmile: You can give to the Land Trust when you shop on Amazon! Start via this link: smile.amazon.com. Then, choose the Land Trust as your designated beneficiary, and Amazon will donate to us each time you shop (through the AmazoneSmile link) with no extra cost to you! It's a simple and automatic way to make a local difference when you need to shop online. (On AmazonSmile, we are listed as Deschutes Basin Land Trust). Here's how to set it up.

  4. Renew your annual support: Your annual support is what enables and sustains our work throughout the year. Large or small, your annual gift makes a big difference. Learn more about how to become a monthly donor, or renew your annual membership today.

  5. Gift membership: If you have someone on your list that already has everything, give them the gift of permanent land protection. You can donate to the Land Trust using our secure online donation form, selecting the "In Honor" gift option. Or, call our office and make a gift over the phone: (541) 330-0017. We will send a card to the recipient, letting them know you've made a gift in their honor.


We hope you will consider the Land Trust in your year-end giving plans. Thank you for supporting conservation in Central Oregon!